I love pedal steel country guitar licks! I adore the sound of the technique and get a kick out of busting out pedal steel-esq passages on live shows.
I remember being lucky enough to attend a workshop led by world class pedal steel player Sarah Jory in which she explained how the instrument works. Her playing is wonderfully musical, and from a technical point of view the words that came to me were ‘effortless control‘.
As far as bending licks go, the one in the video below is quite advanced. It’s likely to take quite a bit of practice to maintain the held bend’s pitch while fretting notes on the higher strings. Stick at it and hopefully you’ll get addicted to the sound like I have…enjoy!
Here’s the lick written down: